New York bombing suspect’s wife, in-laws detained in Dhaka

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PV Desk : Police have detained the wife and in-laws of New York ‘attempted suicide bomber’ Akayed Ullah for questioning.

The counterterrorism unit detained the three on Tuesday afternoon from Zigatala’s Moneshwar Road.

“The three have been brought in for questioning,” Counterterrorism Unit Deputy Commissioner Saiful Islam told bdnews24.com.

Akayed’s wife Jannatul Ferdous and their six-month-old child live with her parents at a home on Moneshwar Road.

Akayed, who hails from Chittagong, has lived in the US for seven years. US police officials say he started as a cab driver and then became an electrician at a real estate company after 2015.

New York City police detained Akayed after he had injured himself after detonating a pipe bomb at the crowded Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan. He was later admitted to hospital.